Next-Gen.Biz writes: "How have PS3 sales really fared since the price drop? Should we be concerned with low software sales on Wii? Can Xbox 360 leverage its head-start with a mid-year price cut? Don't miss Next-Gen's must-read, in-depth, staturated, NPD analysis.
There are multiple storylines to follow in the February 2008 videogame market sales figures reported on Thursday by the NPD Group. The Wii continues its runaway sales streak while the Xbox 360 suffers under production constraints and the PlayStation 3 attempts to turn the corner. Software sales were up significantly, evidence of the market's shifting focus from the hardware platforms to the games people play on those systems.
Today you'll get the broad storylines, but also the details underneath. Yes, the PlayStation 3 is selling reasonably well, but just how well was the $400 model selling relative to the more expensive model? Given last year's concerns about Wii software sales, how well is the system pushing software now, compared to the Xbox 360 and PS3? Is the Xbox 360 going to get a price drop or new hardware models?"